Workshops are offered through out the year on varied topics, for professionals, volunteers, and caregivers. Participants can delve deeper into topics like cultural humility, Alzheimer's and dementia, harm reduction, grief and bereavement to name but a few. Most session can run between an hour to 3 hours depending on topic. Our full schedule for the year will be up shortly.


Please note all workshops are via zoom until the end of 2021 as we follow Covid-19 restrictions protocol


Volunteers/Caregivers $25 Professionals $50

Grief and Bereavement
Training for Volunteers


Processing Individuals Grief and Bereavement

Saturday, November 20 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Practical Approaches for Grief and Bereavement

Saturday, November 27 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Facilitator Training

Saturday, January 15 | 9 AM - 2 PM


Volunteers / Caregivers $25 Professionals $50


Grief During The Holidays


Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

10 AM - 11:30 AM 

Presented by

Rev Vicki Cousins


The Holiday Season is approaching and for many of us, rather than feeling festive, we may be feeling sad and lonely. Some people are grieving the loss of a beloved person, good health, a relationship, a dear pet, a job, hopes and dreams. It all feels very different for us now.  During the dark December days, many faiths and spiritualities celebrate the coming of the light. Nature inspires us with the winter solstice and the promise of daylight gradually increasing. We invite you to share in a gathering that will include ritual, meditation, reflection, the image of trees, and hope.


CAYR Workshops


HIV 101 / HIV and Hospice

Wednesdays, November 10 and 17 | 1 - 3 PM


HIV 101


HIV stands for Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus. This is often conflated with AIDS which stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In this training we will discuss the differences between HIV and AIDS, how HIV is transmitted as well as ways to prevent transmission. We will also address some of the most common myths surrounding HIV as it relates to pregnancy and parenting, sexual relationships, and more.


HIV Disclosure


Having autonomy and making informed choices about HIV disclosure plays a key role in creating a sense of safety and dignity. It can strongly influence how people access programs and services. In this workshop we will discuss HIV disclosure, the importance of autonomy when it comes to HIV disclosure, how disclosure interacts with the law and the criminalization of non-disclosure, and how to build awareness of HIV disclosure resources.

Harm Reduction / Harm Reduction and Hospice  

Mondays, January 10 and 17 | 1 - 3 PM


Harm Reduction (Including Women and Harm Reduction)


It is important to look at Harm Reduction practices through a gendered lens, and to make sure programs and services address the different ways that folks tend to access these. The purpose of this training is to strengthen harm reduction services for women who use drugs by recognizing that there are often different barriers faced by Trans, Cis and non-binary femme folks women when it comes to accessing these services. We will discuss how to make your programs more inclusive and how to foster meaningful involvement of women who use drugs.


Topics covered: Women and harm reduction services, how to make services more inclusive, how different groups tend to access services different, pregnancy/parenting and drug use, harm reduction kits for women


Safe Zone / Safe Zone and Hospice 

Wednesdays, February 16 and 23 | 2 - 4 PM


Creating authentic spaces, what is a welcoming space for 2SLGBTQ+ members, for QTBIPOC? Inclusivity, diversity, anti-oppression. You are safe here. Are you willing to undertake a commitment?


Volunteers / Caregivers $25 Professionals $50